As you probably already heard, SQL Server 2008 will not be RTM’d by the time for the Heroes Happen Here Launch. That’s been the plan all the time but now we have some clearer timeline for CTP’s, RC’s and RTM. The feature complete CTP will be available at the Launch and then we will see the Release candidate sometime in Q2 and the product will RTM in Q3.
For more information about this, check the Data Platform Insider.
Download the latest SQL CTP (November) here.
Sad to hear it won't be finished by launch. However, Microsoft will still be providing promotional copies of all three 2008 programs at the event launch.
Nico del Castillo
Microsoft Grassroots Manager